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RONDO 3: What Our Single-Unit Processor Offers

If you have severe-to-profound sensorineural hearing loss, a cochlear implant may be able to provide you with access to sound. But which audio processor—and cochlear implant—should you choose?

RONDO 3

A cochlear implant system consists of an internal implant and an external audio processor. The audio processor is the part of the hearing device that you can see.

Audio processors may be worn behind the ear, like the SONNET 2, or off the ear. For many people who wear glasses or prefer not to have anything on their ear, may be their preferred option.

But not all off-the-ear cochlear implant audio processors are created equal. Let’s take a closer look at RONDO 3.

Processing the Sounds Around You

RONDO 3 has a variety of sound processing features so you can hear comfortably anytime and anywhere. Enhanced noise reduction can help you understand speech better by decreasing bothersome background noise.

And Automatic Sound Management 3.0 and Adaptive Intelligence technology adapt to any environment. You don’t need to change any settings, just let your RONDO 3 do the work for you.

Hear anywhere with RONDO 3.

Cochlear implant user Tom

My favorite thing about RONDO 3 is the difference in sound quality and the ability to separate out speech in particular—the way it filters out the sounds that it recognizes are background noise and just allows you to hear the speech and the things that you need to hear.

Tom

RONDO 3 User

A Variety of Streaming Options

No matter what you’re listening to, there’s a MED-EL streaming option for you. AudioLink works as an all-in-one streaming accessory for RONDO 3. Use it to stream the sound from your TV directly to your audio processor, or use it as a remote mic to hear people sitting further away from you.

And for direct streaming with RONDO 3, there is the AudioStream Adapter. You can also stream bimodally with Android devices.*

Bimodal Compatibility: Two Ways of Hearing

For some users, a hearing aid provides enough amplification for one ear, but only a cochlear implant can give their other ear access to sound. RONDO 3 is compatible with every brand and type of hearing aid because RONDO 3 and MED-EL cochlear implant systems mimic natural hearing.

Comfortable and Secure

With the S-Vector magnet, you can feel confident that RONDO 3 will stay on your head. Users say that RONDO 3 is so comfortable that they sometimes forget they’re wearing it.

RONDO 3 is comfortable and secure.

Cochlear implant user Helen

No one knows I’m wearing it—even me, actually, at times.

Helen

RONDO 3 User

Charging Your Sound or Audio Processor

RONDO 3 offers all-day hearingup to 24 hourswith an integrated rechargeable battery. And you can charge the battery wirelessly—no more struggling with tangled cables!

Enjoying Water-Related Activities

RONDO 3 has an IP (ingress protection) rating of 68. That means it’s protected against dust and can even be immersed in water up to a depth of one meter for one hour.

And by simply slipping on a super light WaterWear cover, you’re ready to swim wherever you want.

Lookin’ Good

RONDO 3 has a sleek design—only 11.9 mm thick—and was a Red Dot Design Award winner and an iF Design Award winner in 2021. Its lower profile makes blending in easier—if that’s what you’re going for.

You can choose from over 30 design covers that make it possible for you to decide whether you would like to blend in or stand out. From hair patterns to eye-catching designs, there’s sure to be a cover that suits your style.

Apps to Keep You Connected and in Control

The AudioKey 2 app for RONDO 3 enables you to change settings, and it provides datalogging and statistics to help you analyze your hearing.

Additionally, with the HearCare MED-EL app, you can perform system checks to ensure your RONDO 3 and your implant are working properly. And with the app’s Remote Care feature, you can download configurations their clinician sends to them—without an appointment!

Closest to natural hearing with RONDO 3

The Implant: What’s Inside Also Counts

RONDO 3 is light, can run all day, has many design cover options, has a sleek protective cover for water-related activities, and is compatible with the convenient HearCare app.

But the audio processor is only half of the cochlear implant system. It’s very important to consider the other half: the implant itself. RONDO 3 is compatible with all MED-EL multichannel cochlear implants dating back to 1994.

One key element of a cochlear implant is the electrode array. MED-EL offers long, flexible electrode arrays that can reach further into the cochlea where lower frequencies are stimulated. This enables MED-EL cochlear implant recipients to perceive a full range of frequencies with an individualized cochlear implant array, providing them with the closest to natural hearing.

Without the technology of a well-designed internal implant and its electrode array, what the external audio processor can do for sound quality is limited. With MED-EL cochlear implant systems, you can have the best of both worlds.

*Bimodal streaming is only possible with Android 12 or later and hearing aids compatible with Audio Streaming for Hearing Aids (ASHA) technology.

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Cornell Hills

May 29, 2024

As an actor, I'm always making self-tapes for auditioning. The RONDO is so comfortable and effective, I sometimes forget I have it own. It's visible on tape only at specific angles so casting agents rarely see it. However, for a recent audition, I forgot to take off my RONDO for my audition taping. I not only got the part (a lead role), but the casting director asked if they could even decorate my RONDO attachment clip as part of my costume! I declined (you know how precious and expensive a RONDO is??!!) but notched yet another experience showing how well the RONDO helps your hearing and can even enhance your look and lifestyle.

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May 31, 2024

Hi Cornell, thanks for sharing this lovely experience, and congratulations! We wish you all the best for your future and would love to be updated on your progress! Kind regards, Gordana

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ABDOULAYE OUATTARA

June 01, 2024

Bonjour Je voudrais savoir s'il est possible de changer le rando 2 par rondo 3. Dans le cas c'est possible combien va coûtera le changement. Je suis en Afrique precisement à Abidjan en COTE D'IVOIRE. Cordialement

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June 03, 2024

Hi there, thanks for your comment. Your local MED-EL team is best placed to assist you in this case. They can guide you through the upgrade process. Please send your request via our website, so it will be forwarded to the right team: https://www.medel.com/contact-med-el Your local MED-EL team then will reach out to you as soon as possible. Kind regards,

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